2013 Winterim Professional Intensive

Saturday, January 12, 2013 marked the bittersweet conclusion of the 10-day Winterim Professional Intensive. Fourteen students hailing from throughout the United States presented their final works as part of the Vernissage and End of Winterim Intensive Reception. The 2013 participants were as follows:

Tabita Daolio, Brazil (Hampton University Scholarship winner)

Sharlita Green, Tennessee

James Martin, Washington, DC

Michael Zaragoza, New Jersey

Kevin Clark, Nebraska

Jamie Hottovy, Nebraska

Stephen Kivimaki, Massachusetts

Stephen Trudic, Ohio

Christopher Weeks, Ohio

Stephen Shriver, California (SoCal Chapter Winterim Scholarship winner)

Philip Gill, California

Hill Swift, Texas

Genevieve Irwin, New York

Peter Spalding, New York


Each year, the vernissage offers participants the opportunity to showcase their response to the intensive’s main design problem. This year, instructors asked the students to conceptualize a redesign of Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall in honor of the landmark building’s centennial. Currently used as a multipurpose event and commercial space, the hall sits empty and unused for a significant portion of the year. Recognizing a need for a secured waiting area for ticketed passengers, instructors led the group on multiple tours of the space — including explorations of the space’s history, measuring, and sketching — that provided a foundation from which to work.


Early Exposure: Instructor Michael Djordjevitch leads the group on a tour of Grand Central Terminal, bringing to life the history of the space and inspiring attention to details long since removed or altered.


Time Traveling: Sharlita Green, Tabita Daolio, Genevieve Irwin, and Stephen Shriver listen intently as Djordjevitch describes Vanderbilt Hall as it existed fifty years ago.


Wonder As You Wander: The group, including instructor Marvin Clawson, study the Terminal’s exterior and discuss the primary Order used in its design.


Gaining Perspective: Stephen Shriver, Philip Gill, Kevin Clark, Stephen Trudic, Mike Zaragoza, and Christopher Weeks assume varying positions to measure and document the dimensions and shape of Vanderbilt Hall.


No Boundaries: Christopher Weeks and Genevieve Irwin measure Vanderbilt Hall by hand. The process of measurement proved a crucial foundation for understanding of and intimacy with the space of Vanderbilt Hall.


Throughout the 10 days, courses in traditional drafting, observational drawing, Euclid, wash rendering, proportion, and the Orders all bolstered the students’ approach to the design challenge. The resulting works evidenced a mastery of both form and function and were a testament to the long hours spent in the studio — a total of 93, to be exact.


Laying the Foundation: Stephen Shriver and Kevin Clark work diligently on their analytiques.


All in the Details: Kevin Clark works to flesh out lettering on his award-winning analytique.


Ducks in a Row: Philip Gill, Stephen Shriver, Stephen Kivimaki, and Sharlita Green work into the night to put finishing touches on their designs.


At Saturday night’s closing event, students presented their analytiques to a panel of distinguished jurors — renowned architects Peter Pennoyer and Mark Ferguson and Margaret Kittinger, Director of Interior Design and Partner at Beyer Blinder Belle. These exceptional critics provided insightful commentary that further illuminated the utility of an intensive approach to hand rendering.


Sharlita Green presents her analytique to the three guest jurors.


Kevin Clark presents his first-place winning plan for the redesign of Vanderbilt Hall.


Though compelling designs were presented by all, three students were recognized for exceptional responses to the design challenge: 1st Place — Kevin Clark of Nebraska, 2nd Place — Hill Swift of Texas, and 3rd Place — Peter Spalding of the Beaux-Arts Atelier in New York City.


The group, including instructors and jurors, from left to right: Martin Brandwein, Christopher Weeks, Seth Weine, Sharlita Green, James Martin, Tabita Daolio, Genevieve Irwin, Peter Spalding, Marvin Clawson, Jamie Hottovy, Peter Pennoyer, Margaret Kittinger, Philip Gill, Mark Ferguson, Steve Shriver, Mike Zaragoza, Michael Djordjevitch, Hill Swift, Kevin Clark, Stephen Kivimaki, Stephen Trudic


Subsequent to the reception, students celebrated with a gathering at the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal, co-sponsored by Marvin Clawson of Clawson Architects. Formerly the private office and salon of 1920’s tycoon John W. Campbell, there could have been no more appropriate setting for a final tribute to 10 days of work well done.

3 Responses to 2013 Winterim Professional Intensive

  1. Daniel Frederick says:

    Please send more information about Winterim.

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